1. Post #1
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    dranei's Avatar
    July 2005
    341 Posts
    I found out about Lucid Dreaming about a year ago, basically in a nut shell for people who have never heard of it is this. When you're awake, your brain interprets the world by input from your sensory systems. When you sleep your mind relies entirely on its own input to build images (causing them to become chaotic or confusing.)

    Lucid dreaming is when you are able to recognize when you're dreaming. This allows you to control the input of your dreams, basically, like Garry's mod in your head, only much deeper than that. I've only managed it once because of my hectic sleep schedule, but it was worth it for that one time.
    And if you don't believe me, here are some links to groups dedicated to this.
    http://users.telenet.be/sterf/texts/...d_dreaming.pdf
    "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming." By Stephen Lebarge. This book is really useful, I think it's provided for free by the lucidity institute. Check it out, really useful.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
    Of course we need a wikipedia article.
    http://www.dreamviews.com/
    Best forum on the internet for this stuff.

    Its worth it to learn this for a few reasons.
    1) You spend something like a quarter of your life sleeping, this is a better way to manage your time than barely remembering your dreams.
    2) Because you can do anything you want, it allows you to face personal problems.
    3) It's really really fun, from what little I've managed.

    Anyone here ever tried it?

  2. Post #2
    tfog's Avatar
    October 2008
    32 Posts
    So...

    How exactly do you do it? And if it's so awesome how come everyone doesn't talk about it all the time?

  3. Post #3
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    Duckmurderer's Avatar
    August 2006
    173 Posts
    There've been threads here and there. It's cool, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

  4. Post #4
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    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
    13,603 Posts
    Lucid dreaming kicks ass I don't know what you're talking about.

  5. Post #5
    Hollosoulja's Avatar
    July 2008
    162 Posts
    My lucid dreams are weird lately i've been in a parking lot raping women then shooting myself in the chest with a colt 1911, but sometimes when I over do my lucid dreams and push it too far over the edge it turns into a nightmare.
    Clicked the links....I lol'd.
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  6. Post #6
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    Kondor's Avatar
    March 2006
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    I have had lucid dreams before in the way that I recognised I was in a dream, but never could control them.
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  7. Post #7
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    July 2005
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    How to's are in the links because I really don't want to post an intimidating wall of text.
    People don't talk about it much because it's fairly unknown. Most people can't do it naturally, need to practice it a lot. Most people give up or think it's not real.

  8. Post #8
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    Kondor's Avatar
    March 2006
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    My lucid dreams are weird lately i've been in a parking lot raping women then shooting myself in the chest with a colt 1911
    That's not a lucid dream. If it was, you would realise you were dreaming and wouldn't shoot yourself

  9. Post #9
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    Duckmurderer's Avatar
    August 2006
    173 Posts
    Lucid dreaming kicks ass I don't know what you're talking about.
    I'd rather just go to sleep and wake up a second later (even though it's been 10 hours). It feels more time efficient.

  10. Post #10
    Hollosoulja's Avatar
    July 2008
    162 Posts
    That's not a lucid dream. If it was, you would realise you were dreaming and wouldn't shoot yourself
    Yes it was you wouldn't expect that I would want to shoot myself now would you, I have them alot everynight is different each time I think tonight i will suicide by spaceship.

  11. Post #11
    Spiky's Avatar
    September 2007
    192 Posts
    I would love to be able to lucid dream. :(

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    Hollosoulja's Avatar
    July 2008
    162 Posts
    I woke my wife and said, “I did
    it, I did it!”
    I lol'd

  13. Post #13
    Dennab
    December 2007
    221 Posts
    I have mastered mydreams, almost 98% of my dreams are lucid. Its fucking awesome.

    THe shit you can do....*orgasm*

    If you can control your lucid dreams and you know and you do it, right on!

    Its fucking awesome right?
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  14. Post #14
    Dennab
    January 2009
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    Is it dangerous? Can you wake up whenever you want? Can I go into some sort of coma and piss my pants then somehow get impregnated by an alien?

  15. Post #15
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    March 2006
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    Is it dangerous? Can you wake up whenever you want? Can I go into some sort of coma and piss my pants then somehow get impregnated by an alien?
    When I was lucid dreaming I couldn't force myself to wake up no matter how much I tried. Sometimes I wake up as soon as I realise it's a dream though

  16. Post #16
    Dennab
    December 2007
    221 Posts
    My longest lucid dream lasted 2 years. Not in real life ,in my dream. I lived in my lucid dream 2 REAL IFE FEELING 24 hours a day, years.

    BUt in real, real life, i was asleep for like 10 hours.

    It was fucking epic. Very fucking epic.

    WHen i woke up i was pissed so i clsoed my eyes, thoight only of th dream, AND SOMEHOW I MANAGED TO RELIVE THE DREAM!

    AND IN 2 HORUS THIS TIME.

    Lucid dreaming is the most epic think human brains can control.

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    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Is it dangerous? Can you wake up whenever you want? Can I go into some sort of coma and piss my pants then somehow get impregnated by an alien?
    Yes, yes, and only occasionally.

  18. Post #18
    pato2747's Avatar
    March 2007
    81 Posts
    I've had one. Totally trippin' balls. But sadly I'm the minority that can't wake up in lucid dreaming so I usually freak the fuck out and eventually shoot myself in order to wake up.

  19. Post #19
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    November 2007
    2,106 Posts
    When I was lucid dreaming I couldn't force myself to wake up no matter how much I tried. Sometimes I wake up as soon as I realise it's a dream though
    And then if you get too excited you wake up when you don't want to.

    Only had 2 lucid dreams. In one some woman cheating on a chair in a radio station told me someone had passed away (at the time she said the name but I can't remeber now). I knew I was dreaming but after she told me that I woke up. Checked on wikipedia and the guy was someone important that did die on that day, exactly 2 years before... probably something my mind caught up on the news and decided to mess with me.

    Other one I was on a bridge inside a huge building with red walls and I realised I was dreaming, after experimenting with my newly acquired powers of arm growing (as in, I grew a third arm just for fun). I threw myself off the bridge and started flying... then I FUCKING WOKE UP.

  20. Post #20
    Dennab
    December 2007
    221 Posts
    I FUCKING HATE THAT!

    the best part is flying and everything isss so fuckign real, adn then before the best part like epic sex orgies or flying ir driving or fliying a plane or shooting some bitch...WE FUCKING WAKE UP!

    Even i cant control that shit. It pisses me off really bad.

  21. Post #21
    NeoNero's Avatar
    October 2008
    166 Posts
    My longest lucid dream lasted 2 years. Not in real life ,in my dream. I lived in my lucid dream 2 REAL IFE FEELING 24 hours a day, years.

    BUt in real, real life, i was asleep for like 10 hours.

    It was fucking epic. Very fucking epic.

    WHen i woke up i was pissed so i clsoed my eyes, thoight only of th dream, AND SOMEHOW I MANAGED TO RELIVE THE DREAM!

    AND IN 2 HORUS THIS TIME.

    Lucid dreaming is the most epic think human brains can control.
    Jesus Fucking Christ.

  22. Post #22
    nerfer2's Avatar
    December 2007
    451 Posts
    I only had one lucid dream. It was amazing.

    Most of the time i find out I am dreaming I wake up...
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    NeoNero's Avatar
    October 2008
    166 Posts
    I've only had one lucid dream. It lasted about 6 seconds. I envy you all.

  24. Post #24
    Hollosoulja's Avatar
    July 2008
    162 Posts
    I had a nightmare that lasted 3hours in real time it was horrible I was like 6 so I was terrified to ever sleep again, but now it's like 24/7 lucid dreams. I want to go to sleep now and it's like 6 o clock.

  25. Post #25
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    dranei's Avatar
    July 2005
    341 Posts
    My lucid dream was like a damn teaser. I realized I was dreaming using the MILD tactic (Every time I saw a dog in real life, I'd count my figures, stab my palms, and ask if I was still dreaming). I saw my dog in my dream, and counted 11 fingers and then seven. I was in a dumpster, of all the wonderful places to experience a dream. Woke up five minutes later like "Aww shucks." :(

  26. Post #26
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    December 2006
    859 Posts
    I had a lucid dream once, it was cool, I made it just like Gmod. I had the menu and everything, I was spawning wooden crates and hitting my grandma with them.. haha.
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  27. Post #27
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    July 2007
    1,348 Posts
    After doing reality checks all day, I finally went to sleep and dreamed. Once I woke up in my dream, I looked at my hands (one of the reality checks I did) and they started talking to me, yet I didn't realize it was a dream :(

  28. Post #28
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    June 2008
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    After doing reality checks all day, I finally went to sleep and dreamed. Once I woke up in my dream, I looked at my hands (one of the reality checks I did) and they started talking to me, yet I didn't realize it was a dream :(
    You try to rationalize everything you see, check the wikipedia article.

    I did have one, all I had was ordinary sex. I regret my choices. I could of had unrealistic sex. You know, tentacle rape, changing gender while having sex, fucking a succibi(to wake up, nothing like your penis being eaten to wake you up.)

  29. Post #29
    Mkoll's Avatar
    December 2005
    64 Posts
    I had a lucid dream two nights ago, and fucked the everliving shit out of this girl i know. Fuck yea, dream score

  30. Post #30
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    February 2008
    4,604 Posts
    So Lucid Dreams are like the opposite of Being John Malkovich? Instead of just looking through some sort of viewport, you control everything?

  31. Post #31
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    May 2008
    9,091 Posts
    Actually, when i had lucid dream, I couldn't control anything. I knew I was in dream, but couldn't do anything. Dream just paused for some time. So, I just had to go with the script. Sad, really.

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    July 2006
    14,576 Posts
    My longest lucid dream lasted 2 years. Not in real life ,in my dream. I lived in my lucid dream 2 REAL IFE FEELING 24 hours a day, years.

    BUt in real, real life, i was asleep for like 10 hours.

    It was fucking epic. Very fucking epic.

    WHen i woke up i was pissed so i clsoed my eyes, thoight only of th dream, AND SOMEHOW I MANAGED TO RELIVE THE DREAM!

    AND IN 2 HORUS THIS TIME.

    Lucid dreaming is the most epic think human brains can control.
    lol

  33. Post #33
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,454 Posts
    I had a seriously wicked lucid dream yesterday..

    I was lining up for a commercialised slingshot that's made to transport people from one spot onto an island where an expensive business of some sort was running. There were these machines that looked like train station turnstiles as far as the eye could see on either side. I stood near this box as a girl I was talking to in the other line got shot up onto the island. My turn came up and I positioned myself and tried hitting the button (I somehow didn't get it right the first time because I wasn’t standing in the machine correctly or something) but after it was fixed I hit it again, got flung up in the air which felt like a large drop ride at a theme park (We’ll just say The Batswing at Movieworld for whoever’s been which IRL was pretty overrated in the scare factor) but which was completely exhilarating - I could feel everything rushing up including the wind and my blood and could hear myself in the dream say ‘WOOO’. I then had a moment of no gravity, as I shifted from going up with my face in the sky to doing freefall with my face heading closer and closer to the island. That instant, I could feel the wind creating pressure against my chest, my arms flailing in the air, mouth wide open and what felt like a swarm of flies in front of me.

    Due to the feeling of flies in my mouth, I got a shock and I woke up by actually opening my eyes but still going through the whole experience as if I was still sleeping - I was paralysed in my bed actually VISUALISING the curtain in front of me flying around and flies in front of me, with the wind pounding my chest - I seriously freaked out trying to get out of paralysis because I know and am used to the feeling and after thinking ‘how the hell are there flies in my house!?’, the rush of the dream faded away, curtain stopped flying around and the black flies in front of me disappeared. Then and only then I could actually bend straight up and question how real me waking up was, because it honestly felt like the whole time that I was just lying there awake, but the curtains are blocked by the TV so they could never realistically fly around like I imagined them to.

    It felt like one of those small shock dreams where you'd accidentally fall in the pool or something and wake up from the blast of being submerged in cold water, but this was MUCH longer and a hell of a lot more epic. I was only having a quick afternoon nap because a head cold's got the better of me for the past few days.
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    bad-guy 36's Avatar
    September 2008
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    I only dream when there's something trying to wake me.
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  35. Post #35
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    Rosek's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,288 Posts
    I tend to remember my dreams alot, I need to try and control them.

  36. Post #36
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    dranei's Avatar
    July 2005
    341 Posts
    I only dream when there's something trying to wake me.
    You always dream, you just don't remember them. The reason for why you only remember ones when someones trying to wake you up is because it is the freshest REM period. You dream about 6 times a night, usually only recall the last one.
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  37. Post #37
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    August 2005
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    My lucid dreams are weird lately i've been in a parking lot raping women then shooting myself in the chest with a colt 1911, but sometimes when I over do my lucid dreams and push it too far over the edge it turns into a nightmare.
    Clicked the links....I lol'd.
    Lucid dreams are dreams that you can control. If you are doing that to yourself intentionally, then something is wrong with you... Unless of course you aren't actually having a lucid dream, and are just having a dream that you remember very well. If you were having a lucid dream you would probably not be raping them, and instead be doing something.. More desirable.. Unless you are a fucking weirdo with some rape/suicide fetish.


    When I lucid dream, I control everything, the second I realize I am dreaming, I am usually like "fuck this" (towards the location that I am at) and then change pretty much everything, and then I start flying around and shit, because it is fun. I make shit appear out of nowhere and stuff, it is great fun.. Like, I made a MIG appear, but I didn't do anything with it...

  38. Post #38
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    Dragon's Avatar
    April 2005
    5,297 Posts
    Lucid dreaming is absolutely fucking amazing. I dedicate a fair amount of time each week reading about the subject and practicing different methods, to varying success. It's as trippy as you think it is and once you get good at taking control and not waking up you can do whatever the fuck you want.

  39. Post #39
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    February 2009
    113 Posts
    I'm going to try and lucid dream in a lucid dream in a lucid dream in a lucid dream in a lucid dream in a lucid dream.

  40. Post #40
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    May 2008
    9,091 Posts
    Curse you, lucky people. :(